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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Legco rejects bid for no-confidence vote in president

    Posted May 31st 2013, 08:09pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Legislators on Friday voted down maverick democrat lawmaker Wong Yuk-man’s bid to debate a vote of no-confidence in Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing. Wong’s proposal to start a discussion on raising a vote of no-confidence was defeated in the Legco house committee. Thirty-four lawmakers, mostly from the pro-government camp, objected to Wong’s ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    It's high time to end Hong Kong's era of bogged-down government

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by LAM WOON KWONG

    ... Even if by a matter of chance unquestionably the best people wound up as chief executive and Legco members, Hong Kong's system would still not work, as it is not designed to do so. ... advantage of assured media coverage, all the time. Yet he or she remains incapable of moving the Legco "mountain" because the chief executive and Legco members are accountable ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Forget the rain; Legco tackles lack of water

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Forget the rain; Legco tackles lack of water After a deluge that caused the second-longest black rainstorm warning on record, it was water shortages that were concerning legislators yesterday. The bad news is harvesting Hong Kong's rainwater does not seem like an option, according to Paul Chan Mo-po, secretary for development. He said huge ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SECURITY

    Big turnout at Legco for welfare panel

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Dozens of different groups attend panel meeting to voice support for universal pension scheme Big turnout at Legco for welfare talk Non-governmental organisations and other grass-roots bodies turned out in large numbers yesterday for a Legislative Council meeting to show their support for a universal pension plan. At the Legco welfare panel meeting, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Wong told to retake Legco oath after coughing row

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 05:15pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... who represents Kowloon West, coughed when he read some key words of the oath during the first Legco meeting on Wednesday. “I swear that, being a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong ... Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Under Legco’s rules of procedure, a lawmakers can lose their seat if they decline or neglect to take the oath. Lawmakers ...

  6. Business - Money - MONDAY FACE

    Christopher Cheung Wah-fung scores weighty Legco role

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... offer stockbroking services while many overseas players also are competing in the market. The tough market situation was why Cheung decided to run in the Legco election to fight for a better ... on Legco affairs. In Legco, Cheung said he would vote independently. "For issues that are related to the financial services sector, I will give priority to my voters' interests. For other ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Time to rethink how Legco seats are won?

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:12am by Tony Cheung

    ... to rethink how Legco seats are won? The government should look again at how seats are allocated in future Legislative Council elections, as well as introducing smaller constituencies, a scholar and a former lawmaker say. Lee Wing-tat and Professor Joseph Cheng Yu-shek made the remarks a week after it emerged the government could increase the number of multimember constituencies in Legco ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Revamp of 2016 Legco election deserves serious consideration

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keep open mindon Legco poll Unlike the election for chief executive in 2017, which has been earmarked for one person, one vote, the means of electing the Legislative Council ... to assume that a smaller constituency will necessarily benefit or hurt any camp at this stage. The changes to the Legco election in 2016 will be released for public consultation later this year. ...

  9. Lifestyle

    Legco archivists say law must be enacted to preserve public documents

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:04pm by Elaine Yau

    ... and historical understanding. Choy, who left the Government Records Service (GRS) after two decades to help set up the Legco Archives in 2012, is now the Legislative Council's chief archivist. Yet ... was also with the GRS, now work out of a building in the Tamar government complex that houses the Legco archives. Fitted with fireproof walls, 24-hour temperature and humidity monitoring systems, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Activist faces jail for resisting arrest during Legco new-towns protest

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by CHRIS LAU

    ... of Justice substituted that charge for a more serious offence of assaulting an officer. Chan is the first to admit a crime in relation to three often unruly protests outside the Legco building ... to act similarly given the tense protest. Activists and villagers gathered on three consecutive Fridays as Legco's Finance Committee approved a HK$340 million funding package ...




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